Which Stephen King movie deserves a remake?

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of TheUsed »Thu May 18, 2006 9:28 am

I think that the lawnmower man should be remade because the film has nothing to do with the story.

maybe a remake of Salem's Lot wouldn't be bad either.

of Nimrod »Thu May 18, 2006 10:26 am

I'm just trying to imagine what the film should look like. I imagine a grim Kevin James floating behind a lawn mower ...

of medizyner85 »Thu May 18, 2006 2:54 p.m.

I agree with TheUsed for a remake of Brennen Salem. The film has its own charm as it is, but it definitely deserves a remake.

mfg medizyner

of Iron Eagle »Fri May 19, 2006 8:54 am

So are you talking about the remake of Brennen muss Salem or Salem's Lot ???
Salem's Lot was only recently released as a remake of Burning Must Salem with Rob Low in the role of Ben Mears.

Well, however
I would be for a remake of "the werewolf of Tarker Mills" or how about "the Mangler"
Iron Eagle

of Nimrod »Fri May 19, 2006 9:15 am

The Mangler? I thought a film about a man-killing laundry man was too much.
I'd rather have a remake of Running Man, maybe a little closer to the book this time.

of Iron Eagle »Fri May 19, 2006 9:25 am

Years of the Lord 2003 should already be filmed runningman 2 with Dennis Rodman in the leading role
Iron Eagle

of buttercup »Sun May 21, 2006 9:32 am

how about a new film adaptation of IT ???
what would I like !! or something completely new, such as ES 2, or something like that. and king ion a small supporting role !! I would like that !!

of theMoellermann »Sun May 21, 2006 6:47 pm

A remake of the "lawn mower man" would not be really good. Sure, the original no longer has anything to do with the book and, even if it is detached from King, it is not much more than pretty lousy bullshit. BUT: what do you want to get out of the short story? You can make a 15 minute dollar baby out of it, but not a full feature film! And if someone were to try that (for example, by extending the KG's plot to the length of a film by turning the lawnmower man into a serial killer), then I think I would rather watch the original ... at least the story is more interesting there, too when the implementation is sc *** ße.

A remake of "Brennen muss Salem" ... hm ... it depends. Actually, I really like the original (although I only saw it censored), Tobe Hooper is a guarantee for a creepy atmosphere and a lot of tension anyway (see "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" original ... * bibber *). So, if a remake, then please think twice and with a director who knows his craft at least as well as Hooper. (Maybe Carpenter?)

I would think a "Running Man" remake would be very good. The original somehow also has something, but a film that sticks more to the book would certainly be something great, because the story can be filmed very nicely, I think. I would also trust John Carpenter, who has already proven with "The Rattlesnake" and "The Thing from Another World" that he knows how to deal with science fiction horror. Or David Fincher ... the gloomy atmosphere that he creates in his films - especially in "Sieben" - would be perfect for a "Running Man" film adaptation.

What I also think is worth remaking is "The Night Flyer", because I found the original very lousy. With the right director and screenwriter (maybe Wes Craven or the guy who made the "Jeepers Creepers" films ... exactly, his name was Victor Salva) you could certainly make a really good vampire horror / splatter (?) Flick make it much more interesting and exciting than the stupid original.

of John T. Clark »Sun May 28, 2006 6:15 pm

How about a remake of the Castle Rock stories in which the recurring characters are also embodied by the same actors?

John T. Clark
John T. Clark

of theMoellermann »Mon 29 May 2006 7:07 pm

Interesting as long as the remakes keep the classes of their originals. In "Stark", in my opinion, there is not much that can be improved, and "Cujo" was technically not the yellow of the egg, but an entertaining horror film, which just got its charm from its B-movie character.

But in general the idea is good, maybe a TV series? I mean, if Dead Zone is made into a series, why not the CR stories? Gives me more security in terms of content!

of Ateffy »Tue May 30, 2006 8:35 am

Oh yes, the Nightflyer could be filmed again. This time with a good-looking vampire, who after his transformation you don't have to wonder whether you are dealing with a vampire or a genetically modified sheep! (Well, the monsters in the King films are usually cheap, but this Nightflyer was really the icing on the cake. I shivered throughout the film and then this sheep comes! My shaking turned into a fit of laughter, which unfortunately spoils the dramatic ending for me Has)

of forsakingmax »Wed May 31, 2006 6:41 PM

I agree with you on the "Manhunt" remake! But 1) not for me Arnie and 2) not in this futuristic arena, just like in the novel in real US cities. That would be great!

Also remake contestants: Es and Tommyknockers.

of Nenya »Sun 04 Jun 2006 8:32 am

I think a remake of Langoliers is in order, I just love the book and the film is so terribly ridiculous a remake would be appropriate!

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